Monday, May 5, 2008

Latest Projects...

I thought I share a few of my recent projects, which are now completed.
First up, Karla's (Karla's Cottage) aunt Caroline is turning 100 years old in June. Karla wants to take 100 handmade cards to Caroline's birthday celebration and asked fellow bloggers to help. I thought it would be fun to create a card for Caroline too. I am by no means a creative card maker. This is what I came up with. I used an old hankie, vintage sheet music, some buttons, old lace, vintage seam binding, and a pretty rose die cut. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.Sydney also wanted to make a card for Caroline. For the outside of her card, she glued flowers, lace, buttons, and a vintage earring over some wallpaper. This is what she wrote on the inside... Another project was this tote I made and traded for the cutest vintage bunny pull toy ever! 3rd project to check off my list was this all white vintage chenille patchwork quilt. It's a Mother's Day gift for a lady in California. Finally, this is what I've been working on yesterday and today. My Mom let me have her suitcase set which was her college graduation gift. I love vintage suitcases! I decided to paint hers white.
I have all sorts of vintage tablecloth scraps, so I patchworked a bunch together.

I then used Mod Podge and applied the panel to the side of the suitcase. Next I trimmed all around the edges with an exacto knife and painted another layer of Mod Podge over the entire panel.
Here it is all done!
The girls want to use it when we go to Disneyland in June. I'm thinking it will just look so cute on display in the couch room...

20 comments:

ceekay said...

The suitcase is adorable. What a great idea...and I say, put it on display!

Jen Glover said...

What a cute card! I would never had guessed you don't make very many. Love it! That is so cute what you did with your mom's suit case! I would have never thought about painting it! Too CUTE! Happy Monday!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the card for Great Aunt Caroline. I made one too - I will have to post a pic of it. Love Sydney's card.
Alison

A Thing for Roses said...

Loved everything in this post. Especially the all white chenille quilt and the suitcase. I never would have thought to mod podge fabric to something. Great idea. I just did a neat folding screen today with a patchwork of vintage wallpaper I think you might like which I'm taking to Farm Chicks.

Lisa

Feathering My Nest said...

Karoline, You are amazing!!! All of these projects are beautiful. I love the suitcase. It is darling. The quilt is beautiful, and the cards are so creative and special.

Kathi

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I saw your blog over at Hint of Home's blog and decided to pop in and take a look! I just love your suitcase! That is such a neat idea! And the lemon torte sounds wonderful, I may just try that for mother's day! Enjoyed your blog! :) ~Rhonda

Charmingdesigns said...

The suitcase is wonderful. I would have never thought of patchwork. Laurie

Linda said...

I think all your projects are super! I'm in love with the suitcase re-do...it's just wonderful. Hugs, Linda

Wanita said...

Your card is lovely, as is Sydney's. I love the suitcase, too. You're very talented!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Blessings.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love, love, love the suitcase! Adorable idea. When I use Mod Podge, it dries with a very rough surface. Do you have the same result? Thanks for sharing your ideas! BTW, I think your suitcase should stay home and far away from Disneyland!

Sherry said...

Oh My gosh! I love your suitcase!! What a wonderful idea and it came out so nice!!

A Hint of Home said...

All your items turned out so great! I'm sure the suitcase will be a wonderful touch to your room.

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. Hope you're having a good week.

JanaBanana said...

oh wow, i love what you did with the suitcase!

Linnet's Nest said...

Oh they are just gorgeous. The chenille quilt is a treasure!

Sharon said...

I love that card, it is so cute! The suitcase is darling too. You always have so many great ideas!!!

:0) Sharon

Charlotte said...

Wow, what an interesting project. The suitcase turned out beautifully, and the cards are so adorable.

Paula said...

You always have such cute projects!!!

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful project to do with an old suitcase. It will be fun to use.

100 years old! That's quite an accomplishment. She will love her cards.

jennifer said...

LOVE how the suitcase turned out!

I would like to invite you to stop by my site for a Baby Shower for Jana.

Be blessed.

Jen

Just Between Us Girls said...

I love love love the suitcase and the white patch work quilt you made. So creative.
Pat